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Tomato Dodge 5k to make Oklahoma City debut

The second Tomato Dodge 5k event will take place Oct. 26 in Oklahoma City.
BY BEN LUSCHEN bluschen@opubco.com Published: October 7, 2013
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“It's a fairly active town, there's a lot of people that want to do these types of things,” Copinga said. “There's a couple of colleges in the area too, and that's always helpful because college-aged kids like to do these types of events.”

Tomato Dodge uses farm-grown fruits that are past ripe and too damaged to be sold. Besides being a waste of good food, ripe tomatoes are often too big and heavy to be safely thrown.

Copinga said Tomato Dodge is an event all age groups can enjoy.

“How we've tried to brand it, it's more of a family event,” he said. “Sure, a lot of young people go to it too, but at our last Nashville event we had more kids there than we expected, so we're trying to really brand it as a family event.”

Tomato Dodge is a for profit company, but is currently discussing a partnership with two local nonprofits.


If you go

What: Tomato Dodge 5K

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 26

Sign up: Online at www.tomatododge.com/oklahoma-city.

Cost: Registration is $35 through Oct. 11, $40 through Oct. 18 and $45 through Oct. 25. Registration includes a T-shirt, sweatband and car decal.

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